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  1. I see you are not willing to put your name on here the way you are talking about us old guys and Delta helicopters.... I wonder if this is why you have a screen name like yours. Check with lots of us old guys that got endorsements from Delta, I got a medium endorsement and lots of us got a start in this industry because of Delta.....did some of them work on the ground for a few years..... yes they did.... but they got flying which this thread is about. I went back to Delta 2 yrs ago again after 20 years because I know that Delta can afford to fix anything that may go wrong with an ai
    11 points
  2. 90% of the pilots I respect as professionals and can only wish to be equal too, don’t take part in these forums anymore. Just the bitter people that are pissed off with the industry. I come on once a month to see what’s new, and it’s the same group of people complaining about everything, arguing and insulting each other.
    7 points
  3. Maybe just not stupid enough. Just because you don't agree calling out some bad operators doesn't mean they shouldn't be called out. These same companies have no problem throwing a guy under the bus when they quit or call them out. Had one friend quit to go fly closer to home and the managers called the new company and the new company changed their minds. If your ok with that Normy then your a special kind for sure.
    7 points
  4. 5 points
  5. Stupid, well maybe you call it that, I call it willing to stand behind what I post without anonymity. Toughtimes not only called out a company but anyone that has or does work there, that includes a lot of pilots. Maybe you think that is fine, my guess is he probably doesn't anymore either as he hasn't put his real name behind it or even responded to Dan. As far as your friend is concerned, I don't now who he is, who you are or even no if the story is even true. For all I know you aren't even a pilot or AME, since you refuse to stand behind your comments. But hey, you got quite a bi
    4 points
  6. So you figure it out yet bad burritos. 10% of the scum of this industry are on the forum according to this guy. Its just like anything else you read online these days. It’s all just opinions created from different experiences. Some bitter some not. Lots of BS, like any other industry. Only difference is everyone seems to think they are really important once a helicopter gets involved. good luck to you.
    4 points
  7. Why don't you and Hybrid start the exposing yourselves first? Let me guess. Crickets?!?
    4 points
  8. Bump! Seems like you aren't the happiest guy with this industry at times too. Welcome to the whiners club.
    3 points
  9. Still flying Dan 👍
    3 points
  10. Don't apologize, I had to lookup what necroing meant, so I learned something 😁
    2 points
  11. Clay wont like that but who cares, leave them alone.
    2 points
  12. I think it's important to have a place to speak with anonymity. Get what you can outa the honest questions & answers and just view trolls as entertainment. If you want real names and BBQ brawl addresses, post on one of the facebook groups
    2 points
  13. Maybe if people had to use their real names, the tone would change and you would have to stand behind your comments? Toughtimes or Freck?
    2 points
  14. The reason I said that was because of the negative comment towards a certain company. I agree with Pool Pilot 💯
    2 points
  15. You can always leave. Is someone holding a gun to your head. Send your address and we will send you help.
    2 points
  16. Hey now.... don't blame me for that......lol I hope you have had a good career and that it has turned out to be everything you thought it would be.
    2 points
  17. I just pulled out my old log books and refreshed my memory...this all happened 30 yrs ago...I had been working in Pickle Lake with Ted Slavin...that is another story for later...I get a call...take TWM to T_bay...so off I go...end up in Geralton ...get that job done...fly back to T-Bay...go home for 2 dayys and then went back to T-Bay...I drove with Kevin up to Marks camp to pull the engine and then after test flying MAO I flew CDM back to T-Bay...upon getting back which was very late Kevin and myself got very boiled at some restaurant...I will tell you the one about Ted and I in Pickle next.
    2 points
  18. Out of curiosity, from all the comments in this thread about how awful the industry is and how anything other than helicopters would be a better career choice, what are you guys doing hanging around a helicopter forum?? Why don't you take your own advice and put this career behind you and never think of it again??
    2 points
  19. You can replace the machine. I’m relieved to hear the crew are ok.
    1 point
  20. As a lot of us are stuck at home, I've set my novel free of charge for download (Kindle) to whittle away a couple of hours. On Amazon free for the next five days. It’s a fictional tale of a timid man’s first overseas tour (East Africa - where i spent quite a few years), and things get a little nuts. It’s been well received in the literary community with plenty of good reviews. I hope you enjoy it! The Helicopter Pilot
    1 point
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  22. American Airman as well. with people getting out of the industry doors might open. I know of someone that moved on, Local generating plant paying $45 an hr and full benefits for instrument techs or Turbine back engine techs is hard to beat.
    1 point
  23. So...about a month later I am back in Pickle having a brewski with Ray...the base manager...he tells me he really likes the way the starter slams home when he hits the starter...I say...WHAT!!!..I will look at it in the morning. We go out in the morning and I lift up the cowling...you can see the starter is on a downward slope while sitting in the ship...almost falling off... this was the one that just had the gearbox change...I am shaking my head...I reattach the starter and get the clamp on correctly...tork it up...guess what...no slaming against the gearbox ...I call the hangar to have word
    1 point
  24. Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Report - not an incident, an occurrence of something non standard. As above the missed approached was carried out without explanation... Not every one is investigated, I have read a CADORS report that involved a company A/C and the pilot never even knew it had happened (Busted airspace near YYJ) nor did the company receive a call. I understand that if it was an occurrence that compromised flight safety, then it triggers a follow up.
    1 point
  25. Thanks for the information. I contacted Boost HEC Systems and they advised the same thing. I'm in Wisconsin, so not practical to get to Vancouver right now.
    1 point
  26. Maybe google would be a better way to find out compared to necroing an 11 year old post ....
    1 point
  27. I know several Canadian companies working in the USA and the employees from Canada for sure have to, and did get work visas wether working on N or C registered aircraft as a Canadian AME OR A&P that is 100%. Outside of North America I know guys that worked in Africa Asia Australia Russia Europe and India and did have to get local licenses in certain circumstances but as far as the agreements with other countries with said companies from Canada it would be per country foreign trade and or bilateral agreement(s) for international travellers / workers. Some of the guys I know went to suppor
    1 point
  28. Nice reply, it makes sense that they wouldn’t let anyone work there without a visa. How about work for a USA company that operates abroad, ie Erikson skycrane. Would still need a visa if the aircraft are in the other side of the world? Anyone knows how Canadian companies like Coulson do it? I know they have US citizens as A&P’s, but surely they have Canadians too!
    1 point
  29. Well I've had a few adventures in maintenance come to mind...here's a NSTIW tale from back in 1980 when we just did what we had to do...prior to any cell/sat/gps etc. High Arctic Cat Camp Ice sampling etch out on the ice somewhere west of Axel Heiburg Island with a Bell 206B at -40 most of the time; Flippo Bleed Air Heater and a Janitrol Combustion Heater which for those in the know if both were working you could sort of think you were warm. I think I had all the switches on the Janitrol bypassed and the combustion blower motor pukes...that one was the spare of course! Making a long sto
    1 point
  30. Never called down another pilot that I remember myself personally on this forum or know who Toughtimes is. Maybe threw some shade at companies and the state of the industry. But I digress. You as I recall are pro hiring guys from out of country because of the "demand" as it were 15 years ago. And one of the companies you were pro non local hire gets a shout out from time to time. If you want to leave because I got a couple thumbs up then go. You used your real name and in the last couple days I asked around and nobody knows who you are in my circle. But hey I may or may not be a pilot or engo
    1 point
  31. Well I hope you don't die same way he did.
    1 point
  32. Do you really expect them to put their names here. I will be surprised if any name shows up let alone their real name. They will change their screen names and be right back to posting nonsense. As for you low time pilots make sure you stand behind what you say or do in this industry don't be like some of the people posting here who don't want to use their real names because someone will know them and know that they are not as good as they think they are while drinking all night at a Boston Pizza somewhere spouting off.
    1 point
  33. No problem, Norm Biegler. Your turn?
    1 point
  34. Ya right, crickets smfh
    1 point
  35. Ok, first off, I am a Pilot, so anything I write here is second hand, but if you want nasty engineering stories, after a lot of internal debate, I believe this site can handle this storey. Way back, when Associated was taken over by Okanagan, we had a contract with the U.S. Navy, to supply a IFR equipped 212, to the Eastern Artic, for 2-3 months in the depths of winter. Being a newly minted 212 pilot at the time, I thought, Oh Wow, what an adventure, 212, Eastern Artic, Hush Hush operations out on the ice in mid winter. So, I'm describing my enthusiasm about this contract to an eng
    1 point
  36. Can a Canadian Ame work for an American company without having a visa, if it’s doing US tours?
    1 point
  37. The old rule holds true. Don't crash, then its not a problem. Safety first, lol. SMS has determined if we layoff/fire the staff who complain, the SMS problems go away. JUST CULTURE
    1 point
  38. Look up the Airspan crash while doing Class C work. The final TSB report is available, its a good read.
    1 point
  39. Cool just limin in paradise living day by day
    1 point
  40. Its really simple,, as Pilots we need to get our heads out of been paid by the flight hour,,,you are away from home for extended periods of time and suppose to be in a "profession" . Your duty day is up to 14 hrs and most customers demand / expect you to be available for that time. The company expects you to be if you are sitting on spec in a hotel in butt "F' nowhere. So do the math , we should be worth $35 to $55 an hr depending on experience ( check the rates in Fort Mac for a truck driver with no education and a lunch box , we should be worth as much or more) . Now times your rate by 8 hrs
    1 point
  41. This is precisely the sort of thing that the College of Professional Pilots of Canada may be able to address. I do not think it has any unionization aspirations. They want to elevate commercial pilots to the status of professionals. Join.
    1 point
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